Total number of insurance companies Germany 2017, by federal state

This statistic illustrates the total number of insurance companies operating in Germany as of 2017, broken down by federal state. It can be seen that the state with the largest number of insurers was North Rhine-Westphalia, with a total of 100 insurance corporations operating in the state at that time. Bavaria and Lower Saxony completed the top three, with a total of 70 and 47 insurers respectively as of 2017.

Breakdown of total insurance corporations in Germany as of 2017, by federal state*

Number of insurance companies
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Release date

August 2019



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Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information 'life, healthcare, property & casualty insurers and reinsurers under German supervision (incl. public insurers under Land supervision) as per end of year without small mutual insurance associations under Land supervision mostly limited to a particular region, assignment to federal state by company headquarters.'

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